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Director resigns after criticism of unsafe environment at A’dam fashion school

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Director resigns after criticism of unsafe environment at A'dam fashion school

Dirk Reynders has resigned as director at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. He was subject to criticism and accusations from students. “toxic”Culture and environment at the school. A letter to the employees fashioninstitute, he stated that he doesn’t consider himself to be the right person to make AMFI safe for learning, RTL Nieuws reports. 

“I notice that my personal motivations and qualities mainly lie in the substantive aspects of education, research, and fashion,”Reynders wrote. “That’s why I came to the beautiful fashion institute AMFI. But something else is needed now.”

AMFI students demanded Reynders’ resignation as supported by ASVA of Amsterdam. RTL Nieuws heard from students that the atmosphere at the fashionIt was toxic school. They claimed that lecturers and teachers had made them physically and mentally sick and publicly shamed them during evaluations and presentations. Their complaints were ignored. 

A study by research agency Bezemer & Schubad concluded that AMFI is not a safe environment for students and employees.

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